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NAWBO San Francisco Newsletter

Welcome to the January 2007 issue of the monthly newsletter for the National Association of Women Business OwnersŽ (NAWBOŽ) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

January 2007 News Summary

Member News

–– Welcome New Members!

–– Member Spotlight: Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH, Healthcare Liaison

Ideas, Inspiration and Opportunities

–– 2007 NAWBOŽ-SF Chapter Survey Released to Members

–– "WEB" Gets a New Name: NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

–– Nominations due January 18 for 2007 NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

–– 2007 NAWBOŽ/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Awards Nominations Due February 9

–– Public Policy Guest Article by Barbara Kasoff, WIPP President

NAWBOŽ-SF Events

–– January Dinner Event: The Ultimate Networking Dinner, January 16 in San Francisco (NEW LOCATION AT THE OMNI HOTEL)

–– Brown Bag Lunch: Reverse Aging, January 18 in San Rafael

–– Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: January 18

–– Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: January 23 in Corte Madera

–– February Dinner Event: Public Policy for Fun and Profit!, February 9 in San Francisco (NEW LOCATION AT THE OMNI HOTEL)

Other NAWBOŽ Events

–– NAWBOŽ Public Policy Days: February 25, 2007 - February 27, 2007 in Washington, DC

–– NAWBOŽ-CA Public Policy Days: March 20, 2007 in Sacramento, CA

–– NAWBOŽ Women's Business Conference: May 31, 2007-June 2, 2007 in Atlanta, GA

Events with Other Organizations

–– Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP): Powerful Strategies for Greater Impact, January 25 in San Francisco

–– Entrepreneur Magazine and OPEN from American Express Women in Charge Event: January 31 at the Long Beach Convention Center

   

Welcome to Our New NAWBOŽ-SF Members!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members. Thank you to all of you - we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events, and to the opportunity to grow, thrive, and lead together!

May Pon, NAWBOŽ-SF President

Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH - Healthcare Liaison

Gay Gaddis, T3 (The Think Tank)

Kathleen MacDonald, Coldwell Banker

Terry Rosenstock, Golden Gate Group Tickets

Laura Sebastiani, Thought Rockets, Inc.

Member Profile: Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH - Healthcare Liaison


Healthcare Liaison assists people of all ages in navigating an increasingly complex healthcare system, reducing their stress and giving them the tools to make informed healthcare choices.

Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH is the principal of Healthcare Liaison. She has 25 years experience in the fields of health, public health and mental health. She has worked as a medical social worker and hospital discharge planner in healthcare systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Previous experience also includes work in home health and community-based agencies. She has a thorough knowledge of both public and private sector healthcare systems and a special interest in cross-cultural issues in healthcare.

Joanna received her masters in social work from Tulane University in 1978 and her Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California - LCSW #9586. She also holds a credential as a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Joanna is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the California Society for Clinical Social Work, the Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, the Northern California Human Resources Association and The Hastings Center.

Learn more about Healthcare Liaison here.



NAWBOŽ-SF Releases Annual Chapter Survey to Members



Every year the NAWBOŽ-SF chapter asks our members to complete a survey to tell us a little about themselves and their businesses. We want to be able to serve our members as effectively as possible and your feedback helps us to do that.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and ensures the inclusion of accurate and appropriate information in your Member Profile. Only the information indicated with an asterisk will be part of your online member profile. The rest will remain private and secure in the NAWBOŽ-SF database and will be analyzed to better understand our membership population.

The survey deadline is January 31st and we would like to see as many members as possible complete it ...

Please click here to take the survey now! It only takes a few minutes.

"WEB" Gets a New Name: NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends...



NAWBOŽ-SF's annual awards ceremony will have a new name starting in 2007:

23rd Annual
NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends:
Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Luncheon

Known as the Women Entrepreneurs Breakfast since 1985, the event evolved into the Women Entrepreneurs Benefit in 2000, and in both cases has frequently been referred to as "the WEB" event. Since the "WEB" has an entirely different meaning these days, the NAWBOŽ Executive Committee decided it was time to update the name of our annual event to reflect the three categories of women entrepreneurs that are honored each year: the Trailblazer, the Rising Star and the NAWBOŽ-SF Member of the Year.

We hope you like the new name, and we also hope that you will save the date for our signature annual event: Friday, May 4, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco!

Read about last year's event here.

Nominate your choices for Women Entrepreneurs of the Year here.

2007 NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends Nominations Due Now



We are looking for two outstanding women business owners to be honored at our 23rd Annual NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs of the Year awards luncheon on May 4, 2007. A Trailblazer is a seasoned woman business owner (10 years + in business) who has learned how to compete, has created a solid, successful business, and acts as a role model for others. A Rising Star is a new woman business owner (less than 10 years in business) whose business is in the purest entrepreneurial stage - growing, succeeding and prospering.

Please take a moment to think of a woman business owner whom you would like to nominate as a 2007 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (or nominate yourself).

Complete and submit the online nomination form here.

Nominations must be received by January 18.

For more information, contact Keating Vogel, 415.692.3333 or email webi[email protected]

NAWBOŽ/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award Nominations Due February 9



2007 NAWBOŽ/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award

Award for trailblazing women business owners - apply now for a chance to win $5,000!

Deadline for nominations is February 9

Wells Fargo and the National Association of Women Business OwnersŽ (NAWBOŽ) want to recognize the fantastic talent, drive and innovation of women business owners. In 2001 we launched the NAWBOŽ/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award to celebrate the enormous role women play in driving the American economy.

We are looking for women business owners, like yourselves, who have successfully developed unique products, services or delivery channels in their business. Tell us how your business reflects your vision and commitment to building an organization that truly makes a difference in your community.

Three outstanding women business owners will be recognized for their trailblazing spirit as demonstrated by their companies' business performance, innovation, growth and personal service to the community. Each winner will receive a cash grant of $5,000 as well as nationwide recognition, and will be recognized at the 2007 NAWBO Annual Women's Business Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Download the application now.

Women Business Owners Emerge as an Election Force, by Barbara Kasoff



The following guest article by Barbara Kasoff appeared in the San Francisco Business Times November 17-23 issue. Barbara Kasoff is president and co-founder of Women Impacting Public Policy in San Francisco, and a former NAWBOŽ-SF Board Member.

Women Business Owners Emerge as an Election Force

On Election Day, a sleeping giant awakened as almost 90 percent of the nation's 15.6 million women business owners, from both parties, flocked to the polls to elect the candidates they believed best represent their voice. Individually, these women speak strongly as the leaders of businesses throughout the U.S., together, they speak in the roar of one of the nation's strongest, but most overlooked, voting segments.

Women entrepreneurs have a proven voting record that far exceeds many other popularized voting blocs of the past, including Soccer Moms, NASCAR Dads, Hispanic voters and the newly defined Suburban voters. They are also more likely to donate time and money to politics, and stay abreast of the issues, especially those that affect their businesses, their 27.5 million employees and their families. In May, Women Impacting Public Policy commissioned the 2006 "We Decide!" survey of 400 women business owners. These savvy entrepreneurs ranked the economy, the country's leadership and the Iraq War as key electoral issues.

Additionally, unlike other voting segments, women business owners are split among political parties - 36 percent identify themselves as Democrats, 37 percent are Republican and 24 percent are independent - but they split their generic Congressional vote. Women emerged as a powerful force in this year's elections, which saw women elected to more political offices than ever before. Now as murmurs of the 2008 presidential race begin, the voice of the woman business owner will be stronger than ever. On November 3, 2008, we will once again be at the polls, more so than any other voter bloc, to help elect candidates supportive of growing women-owned businesses.

January Event: The Ultimate Networking Dinner, January 16 in San Francisco


The Ultimate Networking Dinner
SPECIAL DATE: Tuesday, January 16
6:00pm to 9:00pm
NEW LOCATION: The Omni Hotel
San Francisco

Join us for the ultimate in networking this month -- one of our most popular events! Enjoy cocktails and dinner whie you meet other women business owners, hear about what they are up to in their businesses and promote your own business. You'll get tips on network marketing and have the opportunity to exchange information with dozens of women business owners. Moving to different tables between courses, you'll meet a variety of dynamic women whose business offerings may surprise and excite you. Our goal is to release the creative spirit of women and help make things happen. So bring lots of business cards, polish your elevator speech and prepare for a great evening. This is always a sell-out event at NAWBOŽ - be sure to get your reservation in early!

Register online now!




Brown Bag Lunch: January 18 in San Rafael


Brown Bag Lunch
Reverse Aging with Linda Berry
SPECIAL LOCATION -- FIRST TIME IN MARIN!
Thursday, January 18
11:30am to 1:15pm
712D Street, Suite L, San Rafael

Some say it's impossible to reverse aging. But it is possible! Come learn how. Tired of the way you look and feel as you get older? It's not inevitable. Diet, lifestyle, exercise, immune system health, hormones, toxins, and sleep all affect your chronologic age -- that's the age you feel vs. the age you count. At this workshop you will gain tools and knowledge to reverse the tide of getting old before your time.

Learn more and register on line now!




Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting: January 18


Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Meeting
Thursday, January 18
7:30am to 9:00am
Il Fornaio in Walnut Creek

The next Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 7:30am to 9:15am at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Walnut Creek. Have you ever been overwhelmed by healthcare decision-making, either for yourself, an aging parent or another family member? Healthcare Liaison is a business created by Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH that helps individuals, families and businesses through the maze of today's healthcare system. Joanna has 25 years experience as a medical social worker and hospital discharge planner and created Healthcare Liaison to help people navigate through the maze. Joanna will be giving
tips on how to make decisions that make sense for you
and what to do when things go wrong. Come join us!

Learn more and Register online here.




Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting, January 23


Marin Relationships and Referrals Meeting
Tuesday, January 23
7:30am to 9:00am, Il Fornaio in Corte Madera

This month's speaker is Joanne Black. Joanne will discuss "Putting your best face forward for business and life." She'll talk about anti-aging-why our skin ages, why we should care about it, and what we can do about it. In addition to her No More Cold CallingŽ business, Joanne is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. She is the author of "No More Cold Calling™:The Breakthrough System That Will Leave Your Competition in the Dust."

Pre-registration is required as space as limited and our group has been larger these days than ever! We want to ensure that there is enough wonderful food and beverage to satisfy all. The cost, if you register by Friday, January 19, is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. After the 19th, the price is $15 for members and $18 for non-members.

Please share the word with your friends and colleagues!

Learn more and Register online here.




February Dinner Event: Public Policy for Fun and Profit, February 9 in San Francisco


Public Policy for Fun and Profit!
Thursday, February 9
6:00pm to 9:00pm
NEW LOCATION: Omni Hotel
500 California Street, San Francisco

One of the pillars of the National Association of Women Business Owners is the impact on public policy. As business owners we all share a common interest in and concern for legislation that impacts small business and specifically women owned businesses.

Join us on Thursday, February 9th for a panel discussion on public policy to learn how it effects you and how you can affect it to your benefit. Learn about becoming a stronger leader in your business and in your community by understanding the development of public policy and how you might strengthen your leadership and business standing by getting involved.

Have you wanted to get more involved in your community or county and not known how? Do you have special area of expertise that a board or commission can benefit from? Cities, Counties and the State of California has hundreds of part time appointments to board and commissions that need to be filled by competent business owners. This includes everything from the local Arts Committee or Park and Recreation Committee to commissions on Small Business, Healthcare, Education, Domestic Violence, Faire Boards and more. NAWBOŽ members have a wealth of information and expertise to share with our communities. Come learn how to apply for and secure an appointment to a local board or commission.

The panel will include speakers from the Governor's Office, the San Francisco Mayor's office and a local Bay Area City. The panel will be moderated by NAWBOŽ member Deborah Wilder, former Mayor of Foster City and the National NAWBOŽ Public Policy Chair-Elect. With a woman speaker of the House, our voices are sure to get heard more strongly than ever! Come and hear how we can all make a difference in our businesses and the communities in which we do our business.

Learn more and register online here.




NAWBOŽ Public Policy Days are Almost Here! February 25-27 in Washington, DC

Power Tools for Women Business Owners: January 25 in San Francisco


Powerful Strategies for Greater Impact Power Tools for Women Business Owners™ and WIPP Instant Impact Team Training with Governor Tommy Thompson (invited keynote) January 25, 2007, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Hotel Monaco, San Francisco, CA

Register Today!
For more information contact Lin Weigel
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: 405.943.4474

Entrepreneur Media Women in Charge Event: January 31 in Long Beach, CA


Entrepreneur Media, Inc. - Women In Charge Winning Strategies for Women Business Owners presented by OPEN from American ExpressŽ January 31 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Long Beach Convention Center

Meet the Editors: You'll get the unique opportunity to pitch the editors of Entrepreneur magazine and Entrepreneur.com. As a conference attendee, you'll have 5 minutes to pitch an editor about your company and why you should be featured in Entrepreneur or on Entrepreneur.com. Make sure to bring a press kit or other information about your business to leave with the editor.

Session Topics:
--Search Engine Strategy That Works
--Online PR: The Low-Cost Online Marketing
--Work Your Network
--The Money Game: How to Get What You Deserve
--The Power of Email Marketing
--Weekend Entrepreneur
--How to Start a Business on eBay

Register Now... Registration will close soon! Learn more here.

Key Dates: Mark Your Calendar!

–– January 16: NAWBOŽ-SF Ultimate Networking Dinner in San Francisco
–– January 18: Nominations due for 2007 NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs of the Year
–– January 18: Brown Bag Lunch in San Rafael
–– January 18: Walnut Creek Resources and Referrals Breakfast Meeting
–– January 23: Marin Relationships and Referrals Breakfast Meeting in Corte Madera
–– January 25: Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP): Powerful Strategies for Greater Impact in San Francisco
–– January 31: Entrepreneur Magazine and OPEN from American Express Women in Charge Event at the Long Beach Convention Center
–– February 9: 2007 NAWBOŽ/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Awards Nominations Due
–– February 9: February Dinner Event - Public Policy for Fun and Profit in San Francisco
–– February 25 - February 27: NAWBOŽ Public Policy Days in Washington, DC
–– March 20: NAWBOŽ-CA Public Policy Days in Sacramento, CA
–– May 4: 2007 NAWBOŽ-SF Leaders and Legends: Women Entrepreneurs Awards Luncheon
–– May 31 - June 2: NAWBOŽ Women's Business Conference in Atlanta, GA

Thank you to our Corporate Partners:

The NAWBOŽ-SF Monthly Newsletter is designed and edited by NAWBOŽ-SF member
Jennifer Donahue Marketing Communications for Businesses Large and Small

If you would like to submit stories, news, events, or happenings for the next issue of NAWBOŽ-SF's e-news, please send to the newsletter editor,
Patricia Olson, at [email protected]. Copy submission deadline is the 22nd of the current month for the next month's newsletter (e-mailed out the first week of the month).

We invite anyone who is not already a member to join NAWBOŽ-SF. Take advantage of a growing package of member benefits and activities. To find out more, visit our website: www.middleastwomen.org/membership.html.

To subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) this newsletter, contact Rhoda Singer at 415.333.2130, or email: [email protected].

 





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